Borrowing Constitutional Designs : Constitutional Law in Weimar Germany and the French Fifth Republic.

After the collapse of communism, some thirty countries scrambled to craft democratic constitutions. Surprisingly, the constitutional model they most often chose was neither the pure parliamentary model found in most of Western Europe at the time, nor the presidential model of the Americas. Rather, i...

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Main Author: Skach, C. L., 1967-
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Language:English
Published: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2009.

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505 0 |a Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Tables and Figures; Preface; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1 Constitutional Frameworks and Constitutional Law; CHAPTER 2 Parties, Leaders, and Constitutional Law in Ebert's Republic; CHAPTER 3 Divided Minorities and Constitutional Dictatorship in Weimar Germany; CHAPTER 4 Parties, Leaders, and Constitutional Law in de Gaulle's Republic; CHAPTER 5 Consolidated Majorities and Constitutional Democracy in the French Fifth Republic; CONCLUSION; Bibliography; Index. 
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